British Stallion Studs E.B.F. Maiden Stakes 5f 6y
- (2yo, 5f 6y, Class 5, 4 runners)
- Winner £3,881 2nd £1,155 3rd £577 4th £289
- Going: Good to Firm (Round Course: Good, Good to Firm in places)
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 3.29s
- Off time: 14:00:19
Dream Sika (IRE) 13
|2||131 9-5||C G Cox||A Kirby||6/1|
Drive On (IRE)
|2||131 9-5||Eve Johnson Houghton||N Callan||7/1|
|2||131 9-5||R Hannon||L Dettori||8/11f|
Grass Green 17
|2||126 9-0||W J Haggas||R L Moore||3/1|
Pearl Acclaim (IRE)
||2||9-3||R Hannon||P Dobbs||2/11|
Just four to post and an opportunity for SHAMSHON to get off the mark at the first time of asking. Richard Hannon won this race last year and while the veteran handler has often been associated with unprecedented success from cheap purchases, this son of Invincible Spirit realised 420,000gns at public auction. Holding entries in the valuable sales races later in the year, there are clearly big plans ahead. Grass Green was backed ahead of her debut at Windsor so it would be no surprise to see her leave that disappointing run behind. Dream Sika has shown plenty of early pace in her two starts while Drive On is closely related to a 9f maiden winner and may require more time.
Shamshon (IRE) Invincible Spirit colt out of Greenisland.
Dream Sika (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Took keen hold and hung left, led after 1f, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 13l behind Royal Mezyan (9-5) at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gf.
Grass Green 10-3fav (9-0) Dwelt soon tracked leaders, effort 2f out, weakened quickly final furlong, last of 10, 12l behind Nezar (9-5) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Drive On (IRE) Tagula colt out of Thelma Louise.